You can check your vehicles compliance plate to find your vehicles Tare and GVM. Deduct the Tare Weight from the GVM to calculate your Payload. Please note, it is best to get your vehicle weighed at a weigh bridge or portable weigh station to ensure you know the correct vehicle weight. Make sure you pack all your gear and take your passengers with you for the weighing!
If you are looking to tow a trailer or secondary car behind your motorhome, you will also need to take into account the motorhomes Towing Capacity, Tow Ball Mass and Gross Combined Mass (GCM) as stipulated by the manufacturer.
The GVM of your motorhome will dictate what license is required for your vehicle.
- Car License – a vehicle that does not exceed 4.5 tonnes (GVM)
- Light Rigid – has a GVM more than 4.5 tonnes but no more than 8 tonnes
- Medium Rigid – has a GVM more than 8 tonnes and no more than 2 axles